Doctors: New flu strain going strong this season

Spring may be here, but doctors say flu season is still going strong in southwestern Connecticut. They say a new strain, called "Influenza B," surfaced

Doctors say a new strain, called

Doctors say a new strain, called "Influenza B," is having a big impact on those who never got a flu shot. (4/7/15)

NORWALK - Spring may be here, but doctors say flu season is still going strong in southwestern Connecticut.     

They say a new strain, called "Influenza B," surfaced late in the season, and it's having the biggest impact on those who never got a flu shot.

Doctors say it's been a very active flu season because the most prevalent strain this year was not covered by the vaccine.

Experts say the flu may feel like allergies at first.

While the flu shot has not been very effective this year, doctors say it's still one of the best ways to protect yourself from getting sick.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

One person was recovering from surgery Monday after 1 1 recovering after triple shooting in Bridgeport
Jackson Appelt plays football and lacrosse for the 2 Scholar Athlete: Jackson Appelt
The forum was held at Housatonic Community College 3 Public meeting tackles recreational marijuana in CT
The public got the chance to weigh in 4 Marijuana legalization decision expected by Wednesday.
The popular Rockville Centre's restaurant is one of 5 Tasty Tuesday: Cabo at Nassau Coliseum

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE